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Cotta Name Meaning

Portuguese and Spanish: possibly a nickname from cota ‘breast armor’. Italian: from a short form of a personal name formed with the suffix -cotta, as for example Ciccotta, or a nickname from cotta ‘(ecclesiastical) habit’. French and: from medieval Latin cotta, Old French cotte, denoting a kind of long-sleeved tunic worn both by men and women, hence possibly an occupational name for someone who made such garments or a nickname for someone who habitually wore one. German: habitational name from either of two places named Cotta, near Pirna and near Dresden in Saxony.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Cott, Cota, Cetta, Motta, Notte, Costa, Rotta, Motte, Corda, Corte

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Cotta Family Origin

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Cotta Family Occupations

What did your Cotta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cotta. 27% of Cotta men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Cotta women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cotta were Truck Driver and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Chamber Maid
  • Seamstress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cotta Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cotta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cotta census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cotta. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cotta. For the veterans among your Cotta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cotta Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cotta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Cotta in 1952 was 47, and 68 in 2004.

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